Nicola Rayner

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Torquay Harbour. Credit: Getty Images

Agatha Christie, the best-selling crime novelist, based many of her stories around her home on the English Riviera (South Devon), we look at some...
Staithes

Britain is packed with historic and charming villages, so here we’ve picked five of the most lovely for you to add to your must-see list.
Langshott Manor

As the mercury drops, we round up the best hideaway hotels in which to hole up by the fire this winter...  1. The Witchery by the...
Dunnottar Castle, Aberdeenshire

A favourite haunt of the royal family, Aberdeenshire’s close association with the British monarchy started in 1848 when Prince Albert acquired the lease on...

“As anyone who has visited knows, scale is something that Castle Howard knows a thing or two about," says Victoria Howard of the glorious...
Sipsmith still, Prudence

London’s long love affair with gin is again in full bloom with new distillers, tasting experiences and gin bars popping up across the capital. Here we explore how the capital fell in love with the spirit.
Tyntesfield

Built in 1863 as a home for the Gibbs family, the glorious Gothic Revival Tyntesfield House is a very Victorian creation, but during the Second World...
Queen Victoria, Lady Jane Grey

The latest issue of Discover Britain tells the tale of two queens: one of Britain’s longest-ruling monarchs and the shortest reigning... Until HM the Queen...
Longleat House

At Discover Britain we love a spooky story or two. We speak with the mistress of Inveraray Castle, Argyll, who is blithely unbothered by the spirits she...
The Queen’s House, Greenwich, London

The Queen’s House in Greenwich reopens on 11 October this year and one of the centrepiece will be an iconic paintings of Elizabeth I, which has just been bought for Britain following a nationwide fundraising campaign.